Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ce n'est pas facile d'être vert

dress/matryoshka ring: ModCloth | cardigan: H&M | oxfords: Charlotte Russe | green ring: borrowed from my sister

Green has always been one of my favorite colors, and I suppose it's been having sort of a "moment" in my closet lately. Last time I went thrifting, I picked up 2 green sweaters; I got a vintage green cardigan for Christmas; and I can think of at least 3 green dresses I've bought in the last couple of months. So when I noticed that my outfit had a bit of a green theme going on - what with my green dress, green ring, green book (and green eyes, but I suppose I don't have much control over that!) - I decided to just embrace it and take photos by the green door. I'm a little early for St. Patrick's Day, perhaps, but I'll just look at it as practice!

Green just seems to be one of those colors that keeps recurring in my life. It's my oldest brother's favorite color, too. I remember that when we were growing up, he would only write in green pen. Never blue or black, ever. I can recall one particularly humorous conversation when my dad needed him to sign some official papers for the adoption of my sisters, and since they were official, it needed to be in blue or black. It took some convincing, but he finally signed...we always give him a hard time about that! All for the love of green...


(This picture isn't necessarily my favorite, but I enjoy that it (quite misleadingly) makes me look very tall. I'm 5'2", for the record.)


Have any of you read this book? It's really fantastic. It's all at once sad and funny and gross and enlightening and just overall really well written. I have such a writing crush on Jonathan Safran Foer anyway, so to have him write about food - well, it's a match made in heaven for me! I still haven't read his latest, though...

I must say, I  had a fantastic college experience, but one thing I do enjoy about being graduated is that I now have time to read for pleasure!




And now it's back to my reading! What are you reading now?


29 comments:

  1. I love green too! I'm a bit jealous of the awesome door you have as a backdrop. Oh, the story of your brother and the green pen is so cute.

    p.s. I'm reading Anna Karenina and it's turning into the perfect winter book.

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    1. I've never read Anna Karenina! Truthfully, I know very little about it...but maybe if it turns a bit more wintry here, I'll give it a go :)

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  2. i love your hair! such a pretty dress!
    :) x

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    1. this is a fantastic dress! i love the greens and yellows together. and what a funny story about your brother...i'm glad he gave in!

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  3. Hey!
    I was seing your blog and you got great pics, soo adorable.
    Green is a great color and soo yellow (actually they're the colors of my country, Brazil).

    I'm reading Juliet Naked, by Nick Hornby. I love Safran Foer! What do u think about the new movie of Extremely loud and incredibly close?

    www.magicgazelle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! :) I've heard the name of that book, but I really don't know anything about it. What's it about?

      I haven't seen the film yet. I've got mixed feelings. I feel like it's really difficult to translate Foer's books to the screen, because he always has so much going on. But perhaps I'll see it eventually!

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  4. this outfit it so pretty, and i adore that ring!
    if only I could have your beautiful hair....
    XOXO
    kalynblairecagle.blogspot.com

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  5. That photo is misleading, I would have thought you were much taller if hadn't of said so! Glad I stumbled upon your blog :)

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  6. Green looks wonderful on you. Goes perfectly with your lovely hair. And I've totally read this book! It's WONDERFUL. Everyone should read it. And I LOVE the shot of your eyes. So perfect.

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    1. Thank you! It's always good to find another Foer fan :) I think everyone should read it, too, though it's a bit of a tough sell!

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  7. love the print of your dress! (:

    lepinkbow.blogspot.com

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  8. this is adorable! love all the colors! :)

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  9. green is indeed a wonderful color. Unfortunately I don't have many things in green, because i find it quite difficult to find beautiful green items, but I have a green trench, that I looove! Unfortunately it's too cold at the moment to wear it ;-(
    I'm so happy I found your beautiful blog, perhaps you would like to follow each other? Well, I made the beginning via gfc, can't wait for your next posts!
    xxx Anita

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  10. you're hair is gorgeous x

    http://supernettan.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautifull outfit, both of the colors green AND yellow look amazing on you. And your hair: it's awesome!

    Happy weekend honey!

    xoxo
    www.thefashionmoodboard.com

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  12. Laura,

    You look so pretty in green I can see why it's your fav color and I love that your Dad signed official paper in green uh-mazing.
    You are just so pretty.

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  13. great blog.. and you're so beautiful
    =)

    http://elvche.blogspot.com/

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  14. I really love the combination of the green dress with the mustard cardigan. :-) It complements complements your hair and eyes. Oh, and the ring is so lovely too! You look so pretty in your ensemble. :-)

    have a lovely weekend!

    xoxo
    Ida

    http://asplashofida.blogspot.com

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  15. i've just discovered your blog!!
    love it and your vintage style!
    i'm following you now!!
    kisses from italy!!
    anna

    http://letourbillondelavie.com/

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  16. That green dress is awesome! Green is definitely one of my favorites too, even though I don't have all that many green things in my closet. I really enjoy the green theme in your outfit, though!
    Also, I can't wait until I have substantial time to read for pleasure. I usually get about 10 minutes in bed at night before I'm too tired to read any more. So sad.

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  17. You remind me of my friend Bernadette who loves everything green. That green dress is just perfect for St. Patrick's Day! And I love it that you paired it with a yellow/mustard cardigan. Lovely blog! Follow each other? Following yours now... :)

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  18. Such a lovely outfit, you're so pretty!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  19. I like green too! but I change favorite color almost everyday. What book is that?? I'm curious =)

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    1. It's by Jonathan Safran Foer and it's called Eating Animals. It's about...well, eating animals! It gets into the reasons why we eat meat and the impact it has. Definitely pretty brutal at parts :/

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  20. I have a tendency to post pics where I look taller to. It's a weakness of mine. As for green, I have very little of it in my own closet. I'm having a neutrals moment, so green may just be the thing to get me out of it.

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  21. I love Foer's work ;x I've read 2 of his books but not this one. How is it ?

    You look so lovely - I'm glad I've found your blog :x

    PS: I am hosting an INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY on my blog featuring Vedette Shapewear ! You can join it here

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    1. Thank you! Ooh, which ones have you read? This one is excellent. It's nonfiction and includes some investigative-journalism-type work, so it's a little different from his other books. Really excellent, though :)

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  22. i love this dress!! i love the way you styled it with the tights even more!

    jonathan safran foer is one of my favoritest authors. his books are so good. have you read everything is illuminated? it's a must read!

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    1. Yes! That was the first book of his I ever read :) I absolutely adore it. The way Alex talks is so brilliant.

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